CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK GETS OFF TO A BAD START

This past month  of September featured Child Passenger Safety Week.  It was to be a gentle reminder to make sure the kids are buckled up and safe in the car to avoid any injuries or accidents.   And to celebrate the progress that has supposedly been made in this area.

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Unfortunately, the week started out with some discouraging news.

New data released about the same time from 2015 indicated there was a ten-percent increase in fatalities for children under the age of 13.

Ironically, neither the NHTSA nor child safety experts can explain exactly why.

Kate Carr, a spokesperson for SafeKids.org., says, “Is it distraction, is it more vehicles on the road?  It could be a host of different factors. We don’t have the data to say why,” said Carr.  “It’s it’s especially disappointing to hear this after all the progress that’s been made in child safety restraints to include making it easier for parents to properly install safety seats.

This disturbing news raises the importance of a new web site just launched called Ultimate Car Seat Guide. https://www.safekids.org/ultimate-car-seat-guide

The site is a great new place for tips on buying, installing, and how to make sure you have the right fit.

The lawyers at Tauber Law Offices are from one family. We have our own children and grandchildren.  We take pride in promoting family safety and awareness, especially when it comes to personal injury situations from accidents caused by the fault of others, or product liability.

If you believe you or a loved one has been hurt through the negligence of others, please call us today for a free evaluation of your case.

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